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(Saverio Truglia / Eighth Blackbird)

The Grammy Award-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird performs this weekend at the Arts Club of Chicago. We hear from them in conversation and performance.

U of C Research Provided ‘Blueprint’ for Study

Rob Gaunt from the University of Pittsburgh prepares Nathan Copeland, who was paralyzed in 2004, for a brain computer interface sensory test using a robotic arm. (UPMC / Pitt Health Sciences Media Relations)

A paralyzed man is able to experience the sense of touch through the use of a robotic arm controlled by his brain. The breakthrough was made possible, in part, by years of research by a University of Chicago professor.

Courtroom sketch from October 2015 depicts Gary Solomon, right, and Thomas Vranas, left, in federal court. (Thomas Gianni)

SUPES Academy CEO Gary Solomon pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court Tuesday, opening the door for co-defendants Tom Vranas and Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced for their bribery scheme.

Peter Kim performs in The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th revue, “A Red Line Runs Through It.” (Todd Rosenberg / The Second City)

Second City cast members report racist audience outbursts, and some cast and management have left the venerable theater. We take a closer look at recent changes with theater critic Chris Jones.

A sign spotted at the Field Museum’s new “Tattoo” exhibition. (Chicago Tonight)

In conjunction with “Tattoo,” the museum's latest exhibition on the history of the tattoo which opens Friday, it has opened a pop-up shop. Learn more.

Sharon Fairley

Sharon Fairley, the head of the city's Independent Police Review Authority, is here to talk about the new police oversight agency set to replace it.

A concrete Cadillac goes for a spin. We look at the restoration of this unusual work of art–and how it cemented its reputation.

Watch the Oct. 18, 2016 full episode of "Chicago Tonight."

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

How difficult is large-scale voter fraud, and how are Illinois officials assuring the integrity of the upcoming election?

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